A helpful guide to the Nine Dots Prize

A conversation between Senior Prize Manager Jane Tinkler and CRASSH Director Professor Joanna Page

A conversation with Senior Prize Manager, Jane Tinkler, and CRASSH Director, Professor Joanna Page.

With three full cycles now completed, and three winners’ booked published, this online event gives those thinking of applying to the Nine Dots Prize some practical guidance. We talk about: Top five tips to keep in mind when writing your response and book outline; Details of how to submit and what will ensure your application is eligible; The support that CRASSH, Cambridge University Press and the Nine Dots team will provide to the winner.

We also answer as many of your submitted questions as we can in the time.


What help and support does the Nine Dots Prize winner get?

What support is available to the winner of the Nine Dots Prize? Hear from the Nine Dots team along with Cambridge University Press, CRASSH at the University of Cambridge and Riot Communications about working with us if you are our next worthy winner.


2019/2020 winner Annie Zaidi talks about the idea of home in modern India

Annie Zaidi's Prize winning book is called Bread Cement Cactus: A memoir of belonging and dislocation. She looks at the idea of home in different ways


2019/20 winner Annie Zaidi on why she entered the Nine Dots Prize

Annie Zaidi, the Nine Dots Prize 2019/20 winner, talks about why the Prize's question 'Is there still no place like home?' inspired her to enter


Winning the Nine Dots Prize

James Williams and Annie Zaidi in conversation with Anne Applebaum

Hear from the first two Nine Dots Prize winners, James Williams and Annie Zaidi. We asked them what it feels like to win the Prize, and to know they then had to write a book in such a short time. They also discuss where they found their inspiration for their responses to the Prize and how they researched their ideas. This event will be relevant for all those thinking of entering the Nine Dots Prize, but also those who are interested in creative thinking and writing about issues facing modern societies.